Journal Article

Day of discharge does not impact hospital readmission after major cardiac surgery.

Sanaiha Y, Ou R, Ramos G, et al. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2018;106:1767-1773.

Studies have demonstrated worse clinical outcomes for patients admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays—referred to as the weekend effect. This retrospective study found that patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery who were discharged on the weekend or a holiday did not experience higher odds of all-cause 30-day readmission than patients discharged on a weekday.